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E02622: Augustine of Hippo preaches in Latin a sermon on the feast of the Apostles *Peter (S00036) and *Paul (S00008). Sermon 299B, preached possibly in Hippo (North Africa) at an uncertain year between 391 and 430.

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posted on 2017-03-28, 00:00 authored by robert
Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 299B

1. Apostolorum passio beatorum istum nobis sacrauit diem: istam gloriam meruerunt per totum mundum, contemnendo mundum. Petrus, apostolorum primus: Paulus, apostolorum nouissimus. Primum et nouissimum ad unum diem passionis adduxit primus et nouissimus christus.
'The martyrdom of the blessed apostles has consecrated this day for us; it was by despising the world that they earned this renown throughout the whole world, Peter the first of the apostles, Paul the last of the apostles.'

In what follows Augustine comments upon several episodes concerning Peter and Paul in the gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.

Text: Morin 1930, 516. Translation: Hill 1994, 244. Summary: Robert Wiśniewski.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Paul, the Apostle : S00008 Peter the Apostle : S00036

Saint Name in Source

Paulus Petrus

Type of Evidence

Literary - Sermons/Homilies



Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Latin North Africa

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hippo Regius

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Hippo Regius Carthage Carthago Karthago قرطاج‎ Qarṭāj Mçidfa Carthage

Major author/Major anonymous work

Augustine of Hippo

Cult activities - Liturgical Activity

  • Service for the Saint

Cult activities - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops


It is not possible to tell when this sermon was preached. Hippo, Augustine's episcopal see, is just a default location.


Text: Morin, G., Sancti Augustini Sermones post Maurinos reperti (Miscellanea Agostiniana, vol. 1; Rome: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1930). Translation: Hill, E., The Works of Saint Augustine. A Translation for the 21st Century, vol. III 8, Sermons 273-305A on the Saints (New York: New City Press, 1993). Dating: Kunzelmann, A., "Die Chronologie der sermones des hl. Augustinus," Miscellanea Agostiniana, vol. 2 (Rome: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1931), 417-452.

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